@bpz said in Raspberry Pi 4 8 GB running Ubuntu 20.10 Problems installing Vivaldi Browser:
So, to get the 64-bit package:
has a newer vivaldi-stable arm64 been released ???
I tried snapshots newer than v3.4 on my rpi4 ubuntu 21.04 64 bit but the performance was not as good as with vivaldi-stable_3.4.2066.106-1_arm64 ...
thanks folks for your help !
PS : oops my bad I just downloaded https://vivaldi.com/download/vivaldi-stable_arm64.deb and I got vivaldi-stable_4.1.2369.11-1_arm64.deb 😉 ... seems to work good ! 🙂
UPDATE to my previous Post. I've now booted my other Linux pc, Manjaro x64 0.8.12, & this latest V SN is equally strong there as in my Mint boot, ie, so far not a single dead parrot. I'm slowly beginning to feel comfy that that nasty bug might indeed be cured now…
Many thanks! Whilst i'd not heard of it before [being new to Manjaro, & never seen or touched Arch], yaourt seemed to do the trick for me. Last night it successfully downloaded TP2 & installed it. Tonight i found [back in my main boot, Mint 17.1] that 22.214.171.124 (Developer Build) snapshot is out & Mint's Update Manager has done all the work for me [it & Synaptic are magnificent]. Sadly back in my Manjaro boot, yaourt can't yet see the latest hot-off-the-presses Snapshot, & is only offering me 129.2.1. Tomorrow night i'll retry & hopefully by then yaourt might have caught up.
PS - Last night i ran yaourt directly myself in Konsole as you suggested. Tonight i discovered in Octopi that there's a cute icon for yaourt that enabled me to search in the AUR via GUI [which i like, given i'm a lazy coward who always chooses a GUI over a terminal if i can]. Once yaourt in Octopi found the [now superseded] Snapshot & i marked it for installation, Octopi then launched bash & therein did all the dirty work with me still "keeping my hands clean". I'm very grateful for your help.
I installed Ghostery from the chrome web store. It shows up on the extensions page but I can't say if it works or not: no pop up message, no icon ???
What about you ?
That's the only issue with using Chrome extensions straight from the Chrome Web Store; quite a few of those extensions work with Vivaldi but the usual display elements you'd normally see in Chrome aren't guaranteed to be triggered in Vivaldi. I'm guessing it has something to do with Vivaldi's UI being written with HTML5/CSS rather than C or C+ (or whatever Chrome's using).
I'd simply check the cookies that are collected after a session but I'm also running µMatrix (which is kind of like a cookie-cruncher on steroids) so no luck there. Everything else with Ghostery seems to be working, though; so far, no evidence of being tracked (like, for example, no ads related to previous searches or web page visits being thrown in my face) so I have to assume it's working.
Between web based email, and the explosion of mobile, I have not used a ton of desktop email clients recently. Two that I do like are Geary and Inky Mail. Geary is available for just about every linux distribution. Inky Mail, as of now, is just for Windows desktop and iOS. Apparently, being an early adopter on that one saved me the usual $9.99 price that they charge for it in the app store. I can't imagine they are getting a ton of traction on that, because it is good, but so are a bunch of other mobile email applications.
Once the vivaldi email gets fleshed out I will probably use it right through the browser on Linux desktop (I have vague memories of using Opera Mail before Gmail), access the account through Gmail on Android, and access it through Inky on iOS and Windows. My advice may not be terribly applicable to "power users" because so much of what I used to do through email with people who I know personally is now done through Hangouts and Skype.
Looking at my earlier post i realize I wasn't very clear. What I'd like to see would be options for higher contrast settings to make text easier to read, particularly if one is using an older screen. I.e. if a website has green text on a tan background, the green text would become darker and the tan background become lighter. The goal would be to improve ease of reading, not neccessarily to change the appearance of page overall.<br /><br />Also nice would be an option to zoom the text on a page at a separate increment than the page as a whole. There's a plug-in in FireFox that allows <ctrl-+> to zoom page by 5% and text by 10% simoultaneously. An option to increase the size of fonts in Vivaldi itself would be great as well. <br /><br />Still, it's really good so far and i find myself using it more and more.<br /><br />Thanks.<br />Dzienkue.
Font smoothing. Not just on web pages but on tabs and throughout the UI - such as on tabs and the address bar. Linux uses Pango, I believe. Without font smoothing, it's pretty difficult to even type this and spellcheck it.
Some sort of flags page to toggle on and off experiments.
A way to enable automatic scrolling and smooth scrolling. Especially make a built in way to use autoscroll on Linux.Essentially no Chromium based browser lets the user autoscroll on Linux. Very major issue on large pages.
Hi - I'm using Mint 17.1 Rebecca KDE, & 64-bit Deb version of V, as context for these responses:
a. Font smoothing - I'm not noticing a problem here. Maybe my standards are lower than yours, or it's platform / bits dependent?
b. Flags –> vivaldi://flags
c. Auto Scrolling -- when i first migrated to Linux from Win7 i was astounded & dismayed to find no auto scroll -- OMZ what!!?? -- but subsequently discovered Extension "AutoScroll" https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autoscroll/occjjkgifpmdgodlplnacmkejpdionan , which i use in Chromium, Opera Dev, & V. It works fine in C & O, & wants to work well also in V except that frequent page crashes occur [TP1, TP2, all Snapshots]. I doubt it's necessarily this extension per se, given that even manually wheeling down or up, & using up/down arrows, also frequently crash the page, & all pages crash repeatedly once i have more than a certain number open [grrrrr, sigh]. It's highly exasperating, & something i'm not sure too many others have mentioned, but i'm assuming & hoping that further V development will stabilise it. Certainly based on C & O, for me this extension is a dog-send. Hope it's good also for you.